Dr. Sanchari Das
Pronounced: Shawn-Chah-Ree Daash (She/Her)
Research Interests: Usable and Inclusive Computer Security and Privacy with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented-Virtual-Mixed Reality (AR/VR/MR), E-Waste, Social Media, Social Engineering Attacks, etc.
Office: Engineering & Computer Science Building (ECS) 355
I am an Assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science in the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver. My research lab - InSPIRIT focuses on computer security, privacy, education, human-computer interaction, social computing, accessibility, and sustainability of new-age technologies.
I received my Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington under the supervision of Dr. L. Jean Camp. My dissertation focused on understanding users' risk mental models to help in secure decision-making for authentication technologies. I have also worked on projects related to social media privacy, privacy policies, the economics of security, IoT device security, electronic waste security, the security of AR/VR/MR devices, and others.
I completed a Masters in Security Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington, a Masters in Computer Applications at Jadavpur University, and a Bachelors in Computer Applications at The Heritage Academy. Previously, I have worked as a Security and Software Engineer for American Express, Infosys Technologies, and HCL Technologies. I have also worked as a User Experience Consultant for secure technologies at Parity Technology and as a Global Privacy Adviser at XRSI.org.
My work has been published in several top-tier academic venues, including CHI, CSCW, USENIX, IEEE S&P, FC, SOUPS, and other reputable venues. I have also presented at several security conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BSides, Enigma, and others. These works have also received media coverage in CNET, The Register, VentureBeat, PC Magazine, Iron Geek, and other venues.
I love photography and have a knack for Digital Sketches and Art!